If that’s the case, then perhaps we should be gettin’ on up to Mars.

John Young, Associate Director (Technical) for the Johnson Space Center, said human exploration is the key to the future of the human race. Data regarding asteroid impacts and the threat from super volcanoes are worries for humanity, he emphasized.

“We should be running scared in exploring the solar system with human beings. We should be running fast,” Young emphasized.

Full Story: Space.com: Russian Space Official: Humans to Mars as Priority

(via Post Atomic)